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The medical community believes a recent study ends the debate regarding tubal ligation syndrome. Post-ligation patients appear to have another opinion. Read the conflicting news in today's issue.


Proceed To Article FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Accelerated Approval Of Campath® For Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
The Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) voted on Friday, 14-to-1 to recommend accelerated approval of Campath®. Campath® (Alemtuzumab) is an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have been treated with alkylating agents and have failed fludarabine therapy. More...

Proceed To Article Hyperthermia Viable Treatment For Victims Of Rectal Cancer
A recent peer review of a landmark clinical study published earlier this year in the longest running medical journal, "The Lancet", strengthens the case for hyperthermia as a powerful therapy for rectal cancer. In the United States alone there are over 130 thousand new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and 43% of colorectal patients will die from the disease. More...

Proceed To Article Tamiflu Granted FDA Approval For Pediatric Indications
Hoffmann-La Roche announced on 14 December 2000, that the US Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval for a pediatric treatment indication for its influenza antiviral Tamiflu(TM) (oseltamivir phosphate). More...

Proceed To Article Tubal Sterilization Poses No Greater Risk Of Menstrual Abnormalities, Study Finds
The largest, most comprehensive study of its kind to date has found that women who have undergone tubal sterilization are at no greater risk for menstrual abnormalities than are women who have not had the procedure, settling a debate within the medical community. More...

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The Other Side Of The Debate: Side Effects of Tubal Ligation Sterilizations
There are a handful of published articles and books that list side effects from tubal ligation procedures. There is also a growing body of women who feel that symptoms they are experiencing are real and due to their ligation surgeries. While the medical profession may believe the recent study results from the CDC and other large organizations have put the debate to rest, the patients appear to have another opinion. Read a short bibliography of quotes from texts that mention complications and side effects of tubal ligation surgery. More...


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